For alleged repeat violations of OSHA work safety standards, a New Jersey chain-link fence manufacturer now faces nearly $200,000 in civil penalties.
Its that time of year again—the time when, since the passage of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, government agencies including US EPA are required to raise civil penalties annually to match the rate of inflation.
The Department of Labor this month raised civil penalties for violations of OSHA workplace safety regulations to match inflation for 2018.
A lump of coal may be the holiday gift for bad boys and girls, but EPA had a much worse “present” in store for two carbon black manufacturers in December. In the final week of 2017, EPA giftwrapped some major Clean Air Act penalties for these two companies, totaling about $2 million.
This week, the EPA Enforcement Roundup returns for our final installment of 2017! This time around, the President of an environmental services firm In Pennsylvania faces criminal charges for illegal storage and disposal of hazardous waste.
For allegedly shipping 24-volt lithium-ion batteries that did not conform to UN test standards or US Hazardous Materials Regulations requirements, a Florida lithium battery manufacturer now faces a $1,100,000 fine from US FAA.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fined a major cable TV provider for alleged violations of California’s State hazardous waste standards.
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an exterminator will pay $10 million in criminal fines for fumigating residential properties with products containing methyl bromide. Plus, a hazardous waste facility pays for RCRA permit violations and a seafood storage company is fined for failure to properly report a hazardous substance release.
If environmental groups and concerned citizens find they cannot achieve their aims by bringing EPA to court, they may double their efforts to sue individual facilities for perceived violations of environmental law and regulations.
Hazardous waste compliance mistakes in California could now cost facilities as much as $70,000 per day, per violation.
This report answers two common questions concerning the hazardous waste manifest: "Is training required for person who sign the manifest?" and "If so, what training is required?"